30 minute filmWatch
Often, the best short film ideas are those that are super-simple and shot in one location.
Take a look at these simple short movie ideas:
• A son sits down to dinner with his absentee father.
• A girl tries to decide whether or not to jump from a waterfall.
• A man struggles to record the perfect voicemail message.
If you develop short film ideas with one character, one location and a plot you can articulate in one sentence, then chances are you’re probably on the right track. They’re small snapshots of a person’s life—a single scene that’s loaded with conflict—and this is often the best way to make sure your short film ideas stay just that: short! Do your short ideas tend to focus on one moment, develop a little, and then end in roughly the same place? If so, you may need to try to come up with short film ideas with a twist.
Many of the best short film ideas are based on simple moments in a person’s life that ends with a twist, shocking the audience in some way. This isn’t to say all short film ideas should develop in this way, but it’s definitely worth considering in order to make it memorable.
I hope this helped.
I have a project for my film class where I have to make a 30-minute film. Anyone got any ideas? If possible have it be only a few characters. Thanks!